Mark Barba, MD
My name is Dr. Mark Barba and I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself, and how I became committed to healthcare. I am a subspecialized orthopedic surgeon with a practice in joint replacement and a special interest in replacements of the hip joint.
When I was growing up, I had a garage full of automotive tools and a father who patiently taught me how they worked. He was also very concerned that I properly cared for the tools and remained disciplined and organized. A place for everything and everything in its place was his lesson — boring for a child, but a great foundation for a surgeon.
I always knew I wanted to be a doctor. I could not understand how a kid would want to be anything else. I needed stitches three times while growing up and loved every visit to the emergency room! In medical school I chose to focus on orthopedics; the instruments just felt natural in my hand, and no one had to tell me which way to tighten a screw.
I chose to further subspecialize in joint replacement because I have a hard time with failure and replacement of an arthritic joint is almost always a victory. I did not see this in any other aspect of medicine I studied. I love it even more now than ever. Joint replacement implants have evolved to provide amazing results. I especially focus on devices that now allow people to return to even higher levels of activity. Ask me about the Birmingham Hip and the Oxford Knee and I think you will be impressed with how far the science of joint replacement has progressed. No matter what the reason for your appointment, I look forward to our visit because it is people that are my motivation. Otherwise, I would probably be working on cars.
- Anterior Knee Pain
- Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
- Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
- Hip Arthritis
- Hip Bursitis
- Knee Arthritis
- Meniscus Tear
- Outpatient Hip Replacement
- Outpatient Knee Replacement
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Patellar and Quad Tendon tear
- Revision Hip Replacement
- Revision Knee Replacement
- Total Ankle Arthroplasty
- Total Hip Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
|BACHELOR’S DEGREE||University of Illinois|
|MASTER’S OF SCIENCE||University of Illinois|
|MEDICAL DEGREE||University of Illinois College of Medicine|
|RESIDENCY||Wayne State University|
|FELLOWSHIP||Rush Joint Replacement and Research|
Dr. Barba and Ortho Illinois accept multiple insurance providers. To see a list of insurances accepted click here. Contact your insurance carrier for you specific plan details.
- Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- Winnebago County Medical Society
- Ortho Illinois Surgery Center
- OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
- UW Health Northern Illinois / SwedishAmerican Hospital
- Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital